TAMPA - Authorities are searching for a male suspect who fled on foot from a vehicle after crashing near the Westshore Plaza in Tampa.
Three other people were in the car when it crashed a light pole, then a tree.
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper stationed on the Howard Frankland northbound clocked a vehicle traveling at 120 mph in a 65 mph zone at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
The trooper pulled the driver over, but he drove off.
The trooper tried to overtake the driver, but before he could, the suspect exited on Kennedy Boulevard.
The suspect crashed into a light pole and kept going until he later crashed into a tree in the parking lot of the JC Penney's at the mall, wrecking the vehicle.
The suspect left the vehicle on foot.
The three other passengers, 21-year-old Leroy Daniels, 20-year-old Frederick Baker and 21-year-old Christopher Hutchins, were briefly detained, then released without charges.
The driver, described as a black male, is still at large.
A perimeter was set up around the mall and authorities launched a chopper to search for the suspect.
It's believed the suspect fled because he has outstanding misdemeanors.
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